The final stage of racing at Itzulia would see the rider’s face a short but very tough stage, starting and finishing in Eibar. With six categorised climbs packed into only 118 kilometres of racing, the pace was high from the off. It took until 30 kilometres for a break of 18 to form at the head of the race with Jai Hindley making the move for Team Sunweb.
However, with the GC title still up for grabs, the race was blown to bits with 65 kilometres of the day still remaining. Hindley dug deep to stay with the leaders for as long as possible, riding in the yellow jersey group until the final Cat-1 climb where he let go. Joining up with a selection of riders that included Chris Hamilton, the two Team Sunweb guys followed home in what was the third group on the road, behind eventual stage winner Yates.